Hudsonville, Mich.-based Creme Curls Bakery Inc. has initiated an immediate nationwide recall of 19.4-oz. cartons of Simply Enjoy Vanilla cream puffs distributed by Foodhold U.S.A. LLC and 13.2-oz. cartons of Vanilla Cream Puffs distributed by Creme Curls Bakery because the product contains sodium caseinate that is listed on the label, but does not identify the source of sodium caseinate as milk. People with milk allergies who do not recognize sodium caseinate as a milk derivative run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product.
The affected products were distributed nationwide through retail grocery stores.
The affected product, packaged in glossy paperboard cartons, can be identified by the photographs below. The Vanilla Cream Puffs are sold in the freezer section of grocery stores and are packaged in one of the following cartons:
• Simply Enjoy Vanilla Cream Puffs, UPC Code No. 6-88267-12409-9, located on large back panel; and
• Creme Curls Bakery, UPC Code No. 0-70109-60055-5, located on large back panel.
The recall was initiated due to a report of an allergic reaction after a person with a milk allergy consumed the product. This recall applies to all sell by dates and all lot codes. No other Creme Curls products are affected by this recall.
“We are working closely with the Food and Drug Administration and are taking every step possible to ensure that any product that has not yet been consumed is removed from store shelves as quickly as possible,” said Crème Curls Bakery EVP Paul Bierling.
Consumers in possession of affected product who have a milk allergy are encouraged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. This product is safe for consumption by individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy.
Consumers with questions may contact the company through the consumer hotline at 1-800-466-1219 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern) Monday-Friday.